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Top Ten Books I've Read That I'd Like In My Personal Library

Happy Top Ten Tuesday over at That Artsy Reader Girl!

1. Man Fast by Natasha Scripture

I loved this book and I want to buy it so I can read all and parts of it over and over again.

2. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The first time I read this, I read it twice in a row. I'm in the mood to read it again...but I don't own it.

3. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

It's been a while since I read this, and I could do with a reread and could see rereading it more than once in the future.

4. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

This book was such a beautiful little gem. I could see flipping through it or even reading the whole thing again someday.

5. Blue Iris by Mary Oliver

This could probably be any Mary Oliver book, but I've actually read this one, and could see opening it to read through the poems again.

6. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

I actually did use to own this one, but someone borrowed it and never gave it back.

7. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

I never owned this, but it needs to go on the shelf next to the first book (and awaiting the third...).

8. Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill

I loved these poems and could definitely see myself flipping through periodically!

9. Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

10. The True Secret of Writing by Natalie Goldberg

Goldberg is my go-to writing guru, and I want her books by my side as I embark on my own writing journeys.


Judy Krueger said…
My well-worn copy of Writing Down the Bones will never leave my personal library.
@Judy, It's such a useful and relatable guide! I love everything by Natalie Goldberg, but that's the best.
Lydia said…
Fierce Fairytales sounds like such a fun read!


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